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Get Ready! Get Set! Get Fit! 5K Run-Walk and 1 Mile Walk 

Sunday, September 20, at 8 a.m.

CCBC Essex Campus
7201 Rossville Boulevard
Baltimore, Maryland 21237

 Photos of people running.
Image of Get Ready, Get Set, Get Fit logo.

The 2015 Get Ready! Get Set! Get Fit! 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Walk will once again be held on the campus of CCBC Essex. This location is easily accessible to I-95 and I-695 and has plenty of parking. The event starts at 8 a.m. and all roads on campus will be closed at that time. The 5K race, which is professionally managed by Charm City Run, attracts participants of all ages who run and walk the course. Awards are given for the top three male and female 5K finishers overall, as well as the top three male and female runners in all age categories. The 1-Mile Fun Walk is perfect for our younger and older participants. Door prizes, including a $500 Fitness Pays Grand Prize sponsored by Walgreens, will be awarded (must be present to win). Participants receive a complimentary long-sleeved T-shirt (guaranteed up to the first 1,000 registered, sizes not guaranteed), water on the course and post-race refreshments. Trophies will be awarded for largest team, most money raised by an individual and most money raised by a team.


Register online or print registration form (PDF) and mail with payment to Susan Brooks, BCDA, 611 Central Avenue, Room 325, Towson Maryland, 21204).

Entry fees are:

  • Seniors (60 years and older): $15
  • Juniors (6 to 17 years): $15
  • Adults (18 to 59 years) 
    • $25 – Early Bird Special, Register by August 14
    • $30 Between August 15 and September 19
    • $35 Day of the Race

Packet Pick-up

Friday, September 18
Noon to 4:30 p.m.
Bykota Senior Center
611 Central Avenue, Towson, Maryland 21204

Saturday, September 19
10 a.m. to Noon
Bykota Senior Center
611 Central Avenue, Towson, Maryland 21204

Race Day Schedule

  • Registration Opens: 6:30 a.m. 
  • Sponsor and Exhibitor Set-up: 6:30 to 7 a.m.
  • Roads close to the public: 8 a.m.
  • Warm-up Exercise Routine: 8:15 to 8:25 a.m.  
  • 5K Race Start: 8:30 a.m.
  • One Mile Walk Start: 8:45 a.m.
  • Awards Ceremony: 9:30 a.m. (approximate)
  • Event Ends: 11 a.m.

The event will be held rain or shine. In the event of cancellation due to extreme weather, refunds will not be issued.



Race course roads will close at 8 a.m. The 5K start will be in front of the Wellness and Athletics Center. The 1-mile start will be near Parking Lot 2. The route will be contained within the campus of CCBC Essex.

The race course is closed to animals, bikes, skaters and baby joggers or strollers. Water will be provided on course and at the finish line.


All pre-registered runners will receive a long-sleeved T-shirt (sizes and availability not guaranteed for day-of-race registration), water on course, entry in door prize drawings (must be present to win) and post-race refreshments. To celebrate "National Falls Prevention Day", the Baltimore County Falls Coalition will be offering free fall prevention screenings.

Volunteers will receive a volunteer T-shirt. Volunteers should check in on race day at the Volunteer table. If you are interested in volunteering, call 410-887-2040.

5K Awards and Door Prizes

5K awards provided for the top three men and women overall, and top three men and women finishers in the following age groups: 15 and under, 16 to 19, 20 to 29, 30 to 39, 40 to 49, 50 to 59, 60 and over. Trophies will also be given to the largest team, most funds raised by a team and most funds raised by an individual.

Random door prizes awarded including the "Fitness Pays $500 Grand Prize" sponsored by Walgreens! Must be present to win.

Team Registration

Build morale and form a team from your senior center, company, social club, family or friends! Being part of a team is fun! You'll build camaraderie and community while raising much-needed funds for senior exercise classes and fitness centers in Baltimore County. Team members receive all the benefits of individual race participants plus early packet pick-up. We encourage you to wear T-shirts displaying your team, center, company name or logo on race day.

Directions and Parking

CCBC Essex
7201 Rossville Boulevard
Baltimore, Maryland 21237

CCBC Essex is located off Baltimore Beltway (695) Exit 34 (Rosedale). At Exit 34, turn onto Maryland Route 7 (Philadelphia Road) heading towards White Marsh. Proceed one-quarter mile and turn left onto Rossville Boulevard. The campus is approximately one mile on the right adjacent to the Franklin Square Hospital Center. Turn onto College Drive North. Proceed and make right turn onto Division Lane.

5K runners and walkers park in Lot 1. One-mile walkers park in Lot 2.


We are very pleased that Cigna will once again be the Presenting Sponsor for the 2015 event. Other sponsors include Whiting-Turner, Geresbeck's Food Markets, Sports Authority, Brick Bodies, Walgreens, Wegmans, Utz, Giant, MedStar Medicare Choice and Senior Digest. If you are interested in being a sponsor for this terrific intergenerational program that supports and advocates for senior fitness and exercise, contact Debra Orlove at 410-887-2012 or

Logo for Cigna, a presenting sponsor for the 5K Run.      Logo for Whiting-Turner, a gold sponsor of the event.     Logo for Senior Digest, a media sponsor for the event.      Logo for CCBC, a sponsor for the event                           Logo for the Baltimore County Falls Prevention Coalition, a sponsor for the event       Logo for Charm City Run, the race management company for the event.         

Race Results

Official race results will be posted immediately following the race. Like us on Facebook at Ready! Get Set! Get Fit! 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk to see pictures from previous years.

Revised September 18, 2015

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